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The Front Porch - Leonardtown, Leonardtown, MD

The Front Porch - Leonardtown

4.6
4.6
746 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
The Front Porch is an intimate restaurant featuring creative Southern Coastal Cuisine located in historic Leonardtown. Set within the Sterling House, we offer casual dining in a cozy atmosphere and our friendly staff delivers gracious service.

We are open for outside, dine-in downstairs and dine-in upstairs seating by reservation only. Outside seating is weather permitting and available in order of booking. Outside seating is only available if you are given the option when you confirm your reservation.. Please call for any party in excess of 8 people. Please call if anyone in your party can not walk upstairs. We do not have an elevator. If you cannot show up for your reservation... Please call and cancel. PLEASE!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Open Mon-Thurs 11-9pm, Fri & Sat 11-10pm, Sun 10-3pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 997-1009

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Leonardtown

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 746 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Great for Lunch

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  1. J

    Jbrews

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is always good as is the service. Our server last night Riley was wonderful and attentive. The atmosphere is just stunning as always, really can you get any better than a historic house? We had a wonderful meal and will continue to come back any chance we get.
  2. NS

    NotSuperImpressed

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was just ok AND it was pricey, the service was ok, it was hot in there and there were A LOT of flies & that grosses me out.
  3. g

    ginam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    servers were novices…not experienced. It was 85 degrees in the room we were in …very uncomfortable. The cabbage with the pork tenderloin was mush. Salmon dish was great
  4. PD

    PatD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are never disappointed in the food and service at the Front Porch. Last night we really had an exceptionally good visit thanks to a delicious Rock Fish special and the most attentive cheerful servers.
  5. BC

    BarbaraC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The quiche and crab dip was outstanding. Our waiter, Stephen was exceptional. This was our third time dining here and we will definitely come back. This may not matter to some but I would like to see a coat of fresh paint on the interior trim and the restroom could be updated. Others have complained about the upstairs being too warm. Our reservations were for downstairs and we were quite comfortable.
  6. m

    mekabstorm

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Food subpar. service subpar. Price high. Used to love this place, I can't see myself returning.
  7. B

    Beautifulplace

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch for girlfriend!
  8. D

    Donna

    Washington DC

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It couldn’t have been better. The food was excellent. Sabrina our server was the best!
  9. NA

    NANAJLO

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great customer service. Very attentive. Food is always great. Great time
  10. S

    Sharma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal. We requested the bar but prob because of the short notice we were seated upstairs. In the end it was perfectly fine. We had a wonderful meal. Loved the brussel sprout appetizer and the pecan crusted salmon. Kudos to the chef. The prices were reasonable and our server Riley was great!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Little pricey, but good service
  12. JB

    JenniferB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner at The Front Porch was absolutely exceptional. The service, the ambiance, the food. Everything was beyond PERFECT! Can't wait to come back again!
  13. BP

    BethP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visitors and we will be back. We were a party of 5 with tweens and they even liked the restaurant! The menu was created with care and southern charm. The crab dip is incredible and I'm a Southern MD native so we tend to be a bit picky about our crap dishes ;) Yummy desserts and my 9 year old loved her salad.
  14. JS

    JacobS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding food, Nice hole in the wall sort of place. Very unassuming and staff was great
  15. AF

    AmandaF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it here the food and atmosphere is amazing
  16. K

    Keith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place for a date night! Wife and I have 3 young kids, and having a nice night out, with a top class meal, in a laid back environment was great. No need to travel to the big cities when you have this gem close by!
  17. PW

    PatriciaW

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We went for brunch; had great seats on the porch, the service was a little slow and the food came out lukewarm. Otherwise nice time
  18. MC

    MichelleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was amazing! The crab Benedict had plenty of lumped crab, and the open French toast sandwich was delicious. The server was attentive to our needs. I wold highly recommend!
  19. MM

    MikeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Front Porch is one of the best, if not THE best, restaurants in st Mary’s county!
  20. BS

    BeccaSmitb

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious but they need to install a second a/c unit upstairs if their going to use it to serve guests. It was so hot upstairs my cheeks were red, the waitress was even sweating. Other than that, a very nice setting and place for a relaxed meal.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my mom’s birthday
  22. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I was very nicely greeted and seated immediately, on the porch:) I order the cranberry walnut salad with maple glazed salmon every time I dine. Over the past 6 months it has not been good. The fish has been over cooked and dry and the proportion of other ingredients wrong, a ton of dried cranberries and 2 walnut pieces. The dressing was also, VERY thick and too sweet. I might have to find a new favorite salad.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Good food, service and jazz brunch. However, the floor was sticky in some spots and slippery in others. Accident waiting to happen.
  24. WS

    WestlyS

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Steak cooked uneven but everything else was great. A little warm upstairs fyi but it’s an old house with window a/c so to be expected
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    We had to ask four times for a wine list. When wine came to table she ‘plopped’ two small glasses on table, not even a good large red wine glass, and placed the bottle on the table and walked away. Didn’t even pour or a taste or just pour the wine. Food was good as always! Check when arrived was placed in a plastic tab book that is completely falling apart.
  26. FF

    FoodieForever

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Swift seating and service. Food was delicious and portions were huge.! Ambiance was very charming. We were surprised with a free dessert for giving our reserved table to a family with a small child who couldn’t sit at a high top! Icing on the cake was when a hostess stopped us in our vehicle as we were leaving to return my husband’s eye glasses he left behind! Above and beyond service and we will be back, for sure! Hope to see you all there!
  27. MB

    MattB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Amazing staff. We will be going back again and again to try everything they have.
  28. JH

    JeremyH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food!!! Great service! Will definitely be back!!
  29. WR

    WendellR

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ALWAYS a treat at The Front Porch, brunch, lunch or dinner.
  30. SG

    SydneyG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Waited over an hour with no food and only filled water up one time
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful spot for a family gathering
  32. SW

    SheilaW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service Ate outside on the porch ,nicely shaded and relaxing.
  33. LP

    LindaP

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very tasty lunch . The s salad with salmon and the beef tip appetizer. Both we’re excellent
  34. GR

    GRPDS

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been going to the Front Porch for a long time, and in the past year we were concerned that it was not as good as previously. On this visit, however, it was outstanding! The kitchen manager came out to personally discuss my wife's food sensitivities and allergies, and made her a great salad that wasn't just the plain lettuce with oil and vinegar she sometimes ends up with. My Front Porch salad with steak was great, the meat was tender enough to cut with my fork, plus it was cooked as I requested. Our guests' quiche was huge and she was very happy with it. Finally, our waitperson was excellent - she made sure our orders were correct and was attentive without being in the way.
  35. PC

    PrestonC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at The Front Porch and had a very good experience. It is a very charming old home that is now a restaurant. Service from Josh was outstanding. He was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu. When he discovered that the wine we had ordered was out of stock he recommended a great replacement. I had the slow cooked pork shank which was excellent and my wife had the chicken alfredo which was OK. One point that was odd after the fact was that we had bread plates on the table but no bread was ever served. We will return if back in town.
  36. CD

    CarolD

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Book Club ate here for Sunday Brunch, and the food was great! We shared the crab dip appetizer (plenty for four), and I had a Crab Benedict. All delicious! The service was very good. They checked on us just often enough. We were seated in the bar, which was fine, not too noisy on a Sunday afternoon!
  37. TL

    TraceyL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Front Porch is always outstanding. We were in town for my daughter’s wedding and dined here twice. It is a must when I’m in the area.
  38. EW

    ErinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service. Will definitely go back.
  39. PD

    PatD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first lunch there and we enjoyed eating outdoors. We both enjoyed the day's specials and wish they were on regular menu fulltime.
  40. RR

    RoxanneR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Quiche and salad were very tasty, and the crab dip was so good. We dine here for lunch every week. The waitresses are always nice and the service is very good. We love the daily specials.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Front Porch - Leonardtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 997-1009.

The Front Porch - Leonardtown is rated 4.6 stars by 746 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for The Front Porch - Leonardtown

22770 Washington St, Leonardtown, MD 20650

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Leonardtown

  • Hours of operation

    Open Mon-Thurs 11-9pm, Fri & Sat 11-10pm, Sun 10-3pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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